FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Development & Outreach
VOLUNTEERS COLLECT 900+ GIFTS FOR FAMILYLINKS CILENTS
Church groups, companies and individuals provide holiday cheer for those in need
Pittsburgh, PA (December 23) – Familylinks announced today that the agency’s 2019 holiday campaign volunteers had collected more than 900 gifts for clients in Familylinks’ residential facilities, seniors living alone, homeless individuals and families, and children in need. The volunteers collected a variety of items including clothing for all age groups, toys, household items and more.
Volunteer groups in 2019 consisted of churches, companies, organizations and schools including: 3Minute Fitness, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Amazon, Churchill Wilkins Rotary Club, Coldwell Banker, Eckert Seamans, Epworth UMC, Fat Head’s Saloon, First Bethel United, First Lutheran Church, Green Tree Rotary Club, Hampton High School Henderson Brothers, Jack & Jill, , Mt. Lebanon High School, Polyconcept North America, St. Alexis Church, St. Catherine of Sweden, St. Mary of the Assumption, St. Regis Church, Walsh Construction and Winchester Thurston School.
Familylinks Chief Operating Officer, Marianne DiMatteo, commented, “Familylinks is fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers who make our holiday campaign a priority each year, collecting a wide variety of new items for our clients. We have seen the joy on the faces of children, seniors and parents as they receive their gifts and know that someone thought of them this holiday season. This tradition at Familylinks has brought holiday cheer to thousands over the decades, and we are very grateful to everyone who makes it possible.”
Familylinks serves more than 9,500 individuals and families each year by providing a comprehensive array of family-centered services for not only the homeless but also those dealing with addiction, seniors living at home, those needing mental health services, and behavioral health programs.
Familylinks is a nonprofit organization committed to building healthy communities by strengthening individuals and families through the provision of comprehensive, quality services. By believing in the worth of those served, Familylinks assures that all children, families and seniors in western Pennsylvania have the tools they need to be healthy, happy and strong for life. To learn more, visit www.familylinks.org.